We spent the week dodging rain showers, collecting treasure from the beaches, exploring tiny villages, hopping on boats to visit nearby islands and to see these chaps
As we were approaching the island a little voice piped up "Ooh look, I can see a shark!" As we sniggered at such an idea and we started explaining that sharks are very rarely seen so close to shore and blah, blah, blah we were stopped in our tracks - she was right!
We took the ferry over to Mull which was an absolutley beautiful island, I'd love to go back there for a holiday. Whilst there we drove down to Tobermory, also known to little folk as Balamory. This was probably my favourite place to visit, lovely walks, tiny beach great for shells, sea pottery and sea glass and hopeless for sunbathing (my favourite sort of beach) and lots of interesting shops selling locally made crafts rather than the usual tourist tat.
As we wandered around some of the most beautiful places our little island has to offer it was sad to hear so many of the natives whingeing about the weather saying it spoiled their holiday and that next year they would "go abroad as usual" and lots of mention of that ridiculous media invention the 'staycation' as though 'pre credit crunch' (more media speak) British people didn't holiday in Britain.
On the ferry back to Oban we stood on the deck with a brew and planned a future holiday visting more of the Scottish isles. As we watched Mull disappear in the distance this appeared
Perfect! And now that we are back and I have got back on top of the orders I had whilst away I hope to be writing alot more here. Lx